Suicide bomber’s children watch live reenactment of their mother’s death on Hamas TV
Published: 07.10.09, 09:09 / Israel News
Educating the children: A children show on Hamas‘ TV network aired a special episode last week dedicated to female suicide bomber Reem Salah al-Riyashi.
The Palestinian woman blew herself up at the Erez Crossing in 2004, killing four Israelis.
Producers invited al-Riyashi’s children to the show, so they can see a live reenactment of their mother’s death in the terror attack. The shows host, a bear called Nasour, invited „martyr Riyashi’s children“ to enter the studio, before they proceeded to watch a video accompanied by music.
The video features a woman building a bomb as her daughter watches. The child then asks: „Mom, what are you carrying in your arms instead of carrying me? Is it a toy or a gift for me?“ The mother does not respond and is seen leaving the house, as her daughter sings to her: „Come back soon, mom.“
Later, the child in the video is seen watching a report about the bombing on television. „Instead of carrying me, you carried a bomb in your arms,“ the child says. „Only now I know what was more important than us.“
The video proceeds to show the suicide bomber standing at an IDF roadblock near soldiers; a few moments later, the figures disappear in thick smoke as an explosion ensues. As the clip was playing, the camera focused on the two young children, stunned in the face of a video depicting their mother’s death.